Product Reviews by GeekChick

Lip Gloss - Tarte Cosmetics - Tarteist Lip Paint - Birthday Suit

2.0
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Jan/24/2018

I also received this as part of the Sephora birthday gift. While I was pleasantly surprised by the coordinating blush, I was disappointed in this lip product. The color was way too beige/brown on me and made me look dead. I didn’t have high hopes for it though — I usually stick to pink and peach lip colors with my pale, warm skin tone and this looked pretty brown in the tube. Coverage was good …Read more

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Blush - Tarte Cosmetics - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush - Paaarty

5.0
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Jan/24/2018

I also received this as part of the Sephora birthday gift. I was afraid this blush would be too cool and/or too nude/beige on my warm, pale skin tone but I was pleasantly surprised to find it’s a very natural pink on me! It’s also easy to apply — I need to apply most blushes very sheerly so they’re not too bright on my pale skin, but this one I quickly brush on without worrying about it being too …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Clump Crusher Mascara

5.0
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Mar/22/2017

Lash Blast Volume has been my HG for a while now, but on a whim I decided to try this and I'm glad I did! I find the Clump Crusher formula very similar to the Volume formula, but the brush is even better! If you use the outside curve of the brush, it goes on very similar to mascaras with a fat brush like Lash Blast Volume. The inside curve is almost like a comb and does a great job of …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Alicia

5.0
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Mar/22/2017

Alicia is a gorgeous holographic silver. It reflects different colors depending on the light, and reminds me of the silver holographic stickers I had as a kid. It is almost opaque with 2 coats but I think it looks best with 3. Like all other Zoya polishes I've tried, this lasts 5-7 days with a good base coat and top coat (currently using Orly Bonder and Sally Hansen Insta-Dry).

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Styling Products - Redken - Rough Paste 12 ragged texture hair paste

5.0
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Mar/22/2017

I recently got a pixie cut and this product is great for giving me a piece-y, textured look. My hair is fine but I have a ton of it, so I use about a marble size dollop. (My stylist recommended a pea size amount for most pixie cuts but my hair is thick enough I need more.) I rub it between my hands to soften it, then run it through my hair (after drying and straightening my hair). Then I just use …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara

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Feb/02/2017

Pros: The comb-style brush helps me get the mascara closer to the roots of my lashes than the large round brushes I usually use (a big plus with my blonde lashes!). I had no issues with it flaking or wearing off.

Cons: No matter how I applied it, it was so clumpy! The bristles on the brush are simply too far apart to separate my lashes; instead, it just glued clumps of lashes together …
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Polishes - Unlisted Brand - Salon Perfect in Haute Pink

4.0
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Jun/13/2016

The name and stock photo for this polish are misleading, because I found it to be much more orange than pink. In natural light, it's a fluorescent highlighter orange, a true neon. Indoors, it's orange with a touch of coral, still very bright but not quite neon. It also dried to a matte finish which surprised me, since it doesn't say anything about being matte on the bottle. I used …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Primer Ultra Light Formula

4.0
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Mar/03/2016

I normally use a very mattifying Japanese sunscreen as a primer for my very oily skin, but when I forgot to reorder the sunscreen I grabbed this Hard Candy primer at Walmart. This is a nice lightweight formula that dries to a matte finish pretty quickly. It's not quite as mattifying as my sunscreen, but it did help my mineral foundation apply smoothly and last longer than not using primer at …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Cassedy

4.0
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Jun/20/2014

Zoya's website describes Cassedy as "a full-coverage, celestial pewter metallic," and the picture on the website looks like a sparkly dark silver/pewter. However, I was disappointed to find that in real life, it has a strong green/olive undertone and is not a true pewter. The finish is lovely -- very sparkly but not actually glittery -- and it's opaque in 2 coats. But the …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Professional Lacquer - Dream

5.0
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Jun/20/2014

I would describe Dream as a royal blue jelly with multi-colored microglitter. Zoya's website calls it "a full-coverage, deep space blue with holographic glitter." It was opaque for me in 2 coats. The color is gorgeous (bright but not obnoxiously so) with complex sparkles -- one of my favorite polishes! Like all Zoya polishes I've tried, it lasts a long time with a good …Read more

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